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STORM SURVEYS OF TORNADIC DAMAGE FROM DECEMBER 7, 2004 ACROSS NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
...CHICKASAW COUNTY MISSISSIPPI TORNADO...

A TORNADO STRUCK TWO MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF THE TOWN OF HOULKA
MISSISSIPPI...ALONG AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 15...AROUND 214 AM ON
DECEMBER 7TH. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY
15...UPROOTING SEVERAL LARGE TREES AND LAYING THEM DOWN IN A
CONVERGENT PATH. ONE MOBILE HOME AND ONE OLDER HOME WERE HEAVILY
DAMAGED. THE TORNADO MOVED ACROSS THE HIGHWAY AND HEAVILY DAMAGED
TWO MORE RESIDENCES. IN ONE OF THE HOMES...A MOTHER AND HER CHILD
WERE TEMPORARILY TRAPPED UNDER THE DEBRIS. FORTUNATELY BOTH WERE
ABLE TO BE RESCUED WITHOUT SUFFERING ANY INJURIES. NUMEROUS LARGE
TREES WERE UPROOTED ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY...WITH SOME
LANDING ON TOP OF AUTOMOBILES. ONE NEWER HOME...ON THE PERIPHERY OF
THE TORNADO TRACK... SUFFERED SHINGLE DAMAGE. FURTHER EAST...SEVERAL
TREES WERE FOUND TO BE UPROOTED ALONG WITH ONE SMALL OUTHOUSE THAT
WAS DESTROYED. THE TORNADO HAD A PATH WIDTH OF 75 TO 100 YARDS AND A
PATH LENGTH OF ONE MILE. THE TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED AN F2 ON THE
FUJITA SCALE WITH WINDS ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEEN NEAR 120 MPH.

...MONROE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI TORNADO...

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN EXTREME NORTHWEST MONROE COUNTY...FIVE
MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF NETTLETON...AROUND 232 AM ON DECEMBER 7TH.
THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ALONG ALTERNATE HIGHWAY 45...WHERE A
ROAD SIGN WAS FOUND TO BE TWISTED. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED INTO A
FARM OF PINE TREES. THE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND WERE LAYING IN AN
ALMOST PERFECT CONVERGENT PATH...A DEFINITE TORNADIC SIGNATURE. THE
TORNADO WENT ON TO DAMAGE A NEWLY BUILT HOME. A SMALL PORTION OF THE
SHINGLES WERE TORN OFF OF THE ROOF AND THROWN INTO A NEARBY TREE.
THE WIND WAS ABLE TO GET UNDERNEATH THE ROOF AND BLEW OUT THE
INSULATION. FURTHER EAST...SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE WAS FOUND. THE
TORNADO HAD A VERY NARROW PATH WIDTH OF 25 YARDS AND A PATH LENGTH
OF LESS THAN ONE MILE. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE PATH LENGTH
APPEARS TO BE BROKEN... SIGNALING THE TORNADO LIKELY TOUCHED DOWN
AND LIFTED BACK UP ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED
AN F1 ON THE FUJITA SCALE WITH WINDS ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEEN NEAR 75
MPH.

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CORDERO/BEAMAN

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